United States Ninth Circuit - January 2016 Opinion Summaries

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US ex rel. May v. Purdue Pharma

United States Ninth Circuit
False Advertising, Health Law, Drugs & Biotech
In a qui tam action brought under the False Claims Act (FCA), the district court's dismissal is affirmed where the FCA's public disclosure bar, 31...
01/29/2016 14-2299

Liao v. Junious

United States Ninth Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Criminal Law & Procedure
In a habeas corpus action, the district court's denial of the petition is reversed where the failure of petitioner's trial counsel to secure medical...
01/29/2016 14-55897

Zachary v. California Bank & Trust

United States Ninth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Consumer Protection Law
In a bankruptcy action, the bankruptcy court's order sustaining California Bank's objection to the debtor's reorganization plan is affirmed where the...
01/28/2016 13-16402

Taylor v. Beard

United States Ninth Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
(Industry: Travel & Leisure)

Conviction and sentence for aiding and abetting murder is affirmed where petitioner's original life without parole sentence was revised after the...
01/21/2016 11-55247

Ramirez v. Lynch

United States Ninth Circuit
Immigration Law
In an immigration action, the court held that petitioner's conviction for felony child abuse under California Penal Code section 273a(a) does not...
01/20/2016 08-72896

Nat'l Fed'n of the Blind v. United Airlines

United States Ninth Circuit
Class Actions, Transportation, Civil Rights, Commercial Law
In a class action raising California anti-discrimination claims against defendant over its use of automatic kiosks inaccessible to blind travelers,...
01/19/2016 11-16240

McGee v. China Electric Motor, Inc.

United States Ninth Circuit
Class Actions, Securities Law, Attorney's Fees
In an attorney's fees case arising from a securities class action settlement, the district court's fee award is vacated and the case remanded where...
01/15/2016 13-56903

US v. Estate of Hage

United States Ninth Circuit
Water Law, Property Law & Real Estate, Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Judges & Judiciary, Agriculture
In a grazing rights action, the district court's judgment for defendants is vacated and remanded where: 1) defendants' unauthorized grazing of cattle...
01/15/2016 11-17948

US v. Spangler

United States Ninth Circuit
White Collar Crime, Criminal Law & Procedure
Conviction on twenty-four counts of wire fraud, seven counts of money laundering, and one count of investment-adviser fraud are affirmed where the...
01/15/2016 14-30042

Fue v. Biter

United States Ninth Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Criminal Law & Procedure
In a habeas corpus action, the district court's dismissal of the petition as untimely is affirmed where petitioner's failure to inquire about his...
01/15/2016 12-55307